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FOX Business
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
is insolvent it is detroit. has been borrowing money and using deficit financing for years. this is not a bankruptcy like jefferson county, alabama which is a single transaction. this is a city that is structurally solvent meaning it spends more than has coming in and accumulated debt that it can't pay back. connell: this portion of it jeff was referencing, refused to go farther than people thought with regard to pensioners. they get no more favorable standing than other creditors do. jeff says that could have implications for other places. >> it could have implications but those places have to be in bankruptcy. at this point you have two dozen states where state court rulings or constitutions protect pensions, not only what you already earned but anything you might turn going forward which is far greater protection than anyone has in the private sector.% so you still have to be in bankruptcy for this to apply and right now we don't have a lot of cities tumbling into bankruptcy. dagen: will it encourage them and push municipalities toward this? >> it is a very interesting s
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
that will solve this problem. it doesn't have a lot of opposition, wouldn't add a dime to the deficit and congress should waste no time in enacting get. ashley: the problem is congress is embroiled in these budget battles that get pushed back two or three month. could this get lost in the shuffle as they deal with a bigger budget? >> we are hopeful that because this has such strong public support it has bipartisan support which is increasingly rare these days. we are hopeful that congress will take it up but it could get lost in the shuffle. ashley: this is a huge hit economy, any numbers over the last year 700,000 yorker's saved $330 million for this benefit. if they lose, that is money taken out of people's pockets and that has to hurt the economy. >> exactly right. this benefit is also good for businesses. people take transit to work save their employers through this tax benefit $300 million in 2010 alone. and letting just the transit portion of this benefit be cut in half, creates an unlevel playing field. if you are a business where a large number of your employees takes public transit to wor
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
't the unions with deficit down and negotiate? >> maybe at some point. dennis: we do it in the private sector all the time, why can't you? >> this idea government workers are uncomfortable, but yet all activity. >> it is ridiculous. these people deserve what they were told they would get. >> it is a lot more antigovernment. dennis: you're a good sport. the congressional bill in illinois, you'll hear from the guy who could be the next governor in illinois. talk was tracy byrnes and ashley webster at 2:00 p.m. cheryl: "wall street journal" reporting americans with chronic illnesses might also be big losers with higher out-of-pocket drug cost. joining us to talk about how it will affect the pocketbook, it is great to have you on the program. the journal found the biggest issue here is the still had to sign up for the plan before they will tell you what your benefits are going to be. how are we supposed to know what it will be? >> they are very tough, especially where lots of sick people are opting into the exchanges premiums may be lower. they will have a tough time figuring out how much will co
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